Donor Advised Funds are a valuable tool that provide donors an opportunity to make significant impacts upon causes meaningful to them.

In this presentation, we eliminate the mystery surrounding this avenue of giving by simplifying the establishment of a fund dedicated to philanthropy, explaining the process of giving through such a fund and exploring the exciting new options in cryptocurrency-based donor-advised funds. You’ll leave the conversation understanding the basics of donor-advised funds, prepared to take the next steps in securing such a fund and able to make gifts and grants to the charities of your choice. Exclusive for The Pledgettes, this presentation will also include an overview of the presenter’s “Culture of Philanthropy Protocol,” a new, not yet published approach to creating a philanthropic mindset across teams and communities, as well as an exclusive preview to the presenter’s heart-based approach to philanthropy that is not yet available anywhere!

Maria MacMullin is an accomplished fundraiser and nonprofit leader who, over a career spanning more than 20 years, has secured nearly $100 million in philanthropic support. More importantly, the funds raised have assisted countless individuals around the world through direct services, research outcomes, and cultural shifts related to the advancement of human rights and gender equity. Currently, Maria is the Senior Director of Major Gifts at Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support, a Dallas-based organization dedicated to providing shelter, safety and support to women and children escaping domestic violence. Just 2 years into her tenure at Genesis, Maria launched and successfully closed a capital campaign grossing over $18 million, while also launching the Podcast on Crimes Against Women – a podcast she hosts and helps produce that is now in its 2nd season. Maria is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and currently resides in North Texas.